Administrative Coordinator I


Requisition Number

Job Title
Administrative Coordinator I

Official Title
Administrative Coordinator I

Position Number

Philosophy and Religion Studies - 122200


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Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm

Department Overview
** This position is a part-time benefits eligible position**

***This position will have a start date of September 1, 2017***

The Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program (SBCP) is at the forefront of this precept and a keystone player in a project of international importance: the preservation of the rich biological and cultural attributes of the Cape Horn Archipelago located at the southern tip of South America in the Sub-Antartic ecoregion, one of the world's last remaining pristine wilderness areas and the closest continental region to Antarctica. As such, the UNT-based SBCP contributes additional research opportunities to projects initiated by the broader alliance of institutions that constitute the SBCP, coordinated by UNT in the United States and the University of Magallanes and the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity in Chile, by integrating ecological sciences with environmental philosophy and the arts in a context of collaborative research, international partnerships, interdisciplinary education and public outreach. The SBCP's work spans borders as well as disciplines, and a field station in Omora Ethnobotanical Park serves as an important research hub and laboratory where scholars collaborate with participants, ranging from local communities to internationally renowned institutions, including UNESCO.

Job Description
The Philosophy & Religion Studies Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Administrative Coordinator I to join our team.

Sole staff person in the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program Office. The preferred candidate will be working with the Director of SBCP under the auspices of the Philosophy & Religion department. Faculty associated with the Program are often in Chile, so this person is the on-campus contact person. Spanish is a requirement.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Process forms.
* Respond to phones, mail, and email.
* Maintain Calendars; purchasing; budgeting.
* Tracking expenses and financial records for all program accounts.
* Travel arrangements.
* Updating website content.
* Inventory.
* Taking minutes in meetings.
* Media communications and disseminating information.
* Facilitate and assist with preparing grants and fundraising applications.
* Contact with students interested in participating in program activities and addressing student inquiries.
* Keeping records of royalties, donations, and gifts to the program.
* Maintaining files.
* Organize special events.

SBCP is housed in the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Affiliated faculty are associated with the departments in which they have rank, so there are no faculty activities such as hiring, evaluation, merit, promotion and tenure. Students can participate in activities, but have their major in other departments and so their student records are managed elsewhere.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess an Associate's Degree and three years of office administration experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Knowledge of University and UNT System policy and operating procedures.
* Ability to keep complex records and to assemble and organize data of complex nature.
* Work experience in administration of business management or in Higher Educations.
* A bachelor's degree is preferred.
* Sufficient experience to work independently and manage an office with high level of autonomy in the absence of the Director.
* Familiarity with the complexity of international travel and visa issues.

Special Instructions to Applicants
** This position is a part-time benefits eligible position**

***This position will have a start date of September 1, 2017***

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Part-time Permanent

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